Top Religious Places in Uttarakhand

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Here is the list of 30 Top Religious Places in Uttarakhand

1. Bageshwar, Uttarakhand - Uttarakhand's Kashi

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Known For : Baijnath | Bagnath Temple | Kanda

Bageshwar, tucked inconspicously in the Himalayan range, becomes one of the most underrated, and hence by default, one of the most untouched destination by humans.

Best Time : October to June

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2. Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Vishwanath Temple, Guptakashi | Manikarnik Kund | Ardhanarishwar Temple

The temple town of Guptakashi is located at a distance of 47 kms from the holy town of Kedarnath. Perched at an elevation of 1319 m above the sea level, Guptakashi enjoys the mesmerising backdrop of the enchanting snow-covered peaks of Chaukhamba mountains.

It houses two ancient temples namely Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ardhnareshwar Temple. Manikarnika Kund is another popular destination in the town. In fact, Guptkashi serves as a perfect stopover for those travelling to Kedarnath. The fantastic weather, lush green forests and captivating views of Chaukhmaba Range along with its rich past and heritage, the town is a wholesome package for vacation makers.

Best Time : March to June, September to November

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3. Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Dodital Lake | Nachiketa Lake | Dodital Dayara Pass Trek

Endearingly called as Devbhoomi, Uttarkashi, literally meaning 'Kashi of the North', is a quaint little town tucked away in the hill state of Uttarakhand. Revered by the Hindus as one of their propitious religious sites, the townhouses two of the total four holy shrines of Hindu mythology. It is one of the most visited cities of religious relevance in the area and gives you a sense of heightened divinity and an out of the world experience. The region was more in the favour of religious tourism initially but lately the spurring of trekking and adventure activities invites a lot of non religion tourists as well. Replete with ashrams and mandir, the town has got a spiritual vibe to it. All in all, the entire place boasts of divine heritage, mesmerising natural beauty, scenic panoramas and a wonderful irenic atmosphere.

Best Time : March to June, September to November

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4. Haridwar, Uttarakhand - Ganges' wave of religion and spirituality

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Known For : Ganga Aarti in Haridwar | Har Ki Pauri | Chandi Devi Temple

No spiritual journey can ever be considered complete without a visit to Haridwar, one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Literally meaning 'the abode of Lord Vishnu', Haridwar, located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, is a land of legends and myths. Considered as one of the seven holiest cities in India, Haridwar sees millions of people flock to it every year to pay their respects to the Lord, or to wash away their sins. However, with the passage of time, Haridwar has evolved from being a mere religious city to a multifaceted cultural and spiritual centre, and only after exploring Haridwar will you realize that there is a lot more to the city than just visiting temples and taking a dip in the holy Har ki Pauri. Haridwar has a perennial mystical air around i, and is the perfect holiday option for anyone seeking spiritual connection as well as a chance to indulge in and get closer to nature.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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5. Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Berinag | Patal Bhubaneswar Temple | Haat Kalika Temple

Patal Bhuvaneshwar is a magical place with several hidden and unexplored aspects to it. Located at an elevation of 1350m above the sea level, this place is tagged as a spiritual place renowned for its Shiva Temple cave.

Best Time : October to June

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6. Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Kedarnath Temple | Vasuki Tal | Shankaracharya Samadhi

Atop 3584 mts, this is one of the Char Dhams and one of the busiest pilgrim centres in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is believed that in order to evade the Pandavas, Lord Shiva hid himself in the form of a bull at Kedarnath, and when found by the Pandavas, he went further into the earth leaving the hump on the surface.

Best Time : May to June, September to October

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7. Chamoli, Uttarakhand - Abode of God

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Known For : Auli | Vasundhara Waterfalls | Gopeshwar

Sitting in the lap of nature, Chamoli often referred to as the "Abode of Gods" has a strong bond with spirituality and astounding legends. Chamoli is a blessed place where the beauty of nature combined with fascinating culture is found in profusion.

Best Time : November to March, July to August

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8. Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

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Known For : Eco Cave Gardens | Naini Lake | Naina Devi Temple

One of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Nainital, which is nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills, is a quaint hill station built around a uniquely shaped lake known as the 'Naini Lake' (thus contributing to its name Nainital). Also famously known as 'City of Lakes,' Nainital abounds in natural beauty, with its snow-capped hills and tranquil lakes lending it a nostalgic charm of its own. Situated at an altitude of 1938 km above sea level, Nainital has a pleasant climate all year round, and can rightfully be called a picturesque paradise for all travel lovers.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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9. Badrinath, Uttarakhand - A mountain for Lord Shiva

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Known For : Badrinath Temple | Charanpaduka | Vasudhara Falls

Badrinath is a pilgrim centre (among one of the Char Dham) set in the backdrop of Neelkanth Mountain Peak dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Best Time : May to June, September to October

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10. Yamunotri, Uttarakhand - The birth place of the Yamuna

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Known For : Janki Chatti | Yamunotri Temple | Hanuman Chatti

Revered as the origin of Yamuna river, the pilgrim centre (among one of the 'Chhota Char Dham') nestled in the laps of Garhwal Himalayas at 3293 mts high uses its natural elements to fascinate you with its visuals and create a spiritual charm.

Best Time : May to June, September to November

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11. Gangotri, Uttarakhand - Char Dham: Source of River Ganges

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Known For : Ganges Glacier | Gangotri Temple | Kedar Tal

This pilgrimage destination situated in Uttarkashi is mostly famous for the four religious centers, or as they say, the Char Dham spots.

Best Time : April to June, September to November

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12. Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Sitla | Mukteshwar Temple | Mukteshwar Inspection Bunglow

Mukteshwar is a small hill town mostly known for adventure sports such as rock climbing, rappelling etc. and the amazing view of Himalayan ranges you get from there.

Best Time : October to June

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13. Madhyamaheshwar, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Madhyamaheshwar Temple | Kanchani Tal | Budha Madhyamaheshwar

A small sacred town of Madhyamaheshwar is a place full of mysteries and blessed with bounty of nature. Renowned for its Madhyamaheshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, it gathers the whole hamlet to pray in the evening along with many tourists.

Best Time : May to October

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14. Kumaon, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Panchachuli Glacier | Nanda Devi Temple | Narayan Ashram

While most hill stations are flanked by all sorts of conifers and draped in a garb of green, Kumaon changes its coat of blooms several times a year. From a soft pink in the early winters to the scarlet rhododendrons erupting like lava on the slopes in different gradients during summers, Kumaon is a delightful experience for travelers.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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15. Jageshwar, Uttarakhand - The Temple City

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Known For : Mahamrityunjaya Temple | Jageshwar Mahadev Temple | Archaeological Museum, Jageshwar

Jageshwar, is a small town in Uttarakhand is like a town carved exquisitely for temples. The biggest temple out of the lot of the 124 temples here, is the one that is the most visited, the Jageshwar Mahadev Temple is situated on the Jataganga Valley.

Best Time : April to June, September to November

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16. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World

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Known For : Adventure Activities in Rishikesh | Lakshman Jhula | Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple

Situated along the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports.
Rishikesh is the most beautiful blend of spiritual and adrenaline pumping experiences. With Whitewater Rafting industry growing and a number of camping and cafe spots springing up, Rishikesh has grown immensely as a favourite, catering to people with different needs.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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17. Dhanaulti, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Surkhanda Devi Temple | Eco Park, Dhanaulti | Apple Orchard Resort

With minimal human intrusion, without overloading or overwhelming your senses or expectations, Dhanaulti slowly seeps into your conscience like a long lost pleasant dream, bringing with it comfort and quiet, and giving you the much needed break from your humdrum routine life.

Best Time : September to June

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18. Kausani, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Rudradhari Falls and Caves | Gwaldam | Trek to Pinnath

Embellished with all the right ingredients including lush green valley, verdant pine tree forests, meandering creeks, tranquility and majestic Himalayan peaks, Kausani is one of the most spellbinding hill stations in Uttarakhand.

Best Time : April to June, September to December

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19. Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Munsiyari | Chandak | Kafni Glacier Trek

A small urban town bustling with tourists is a prime example of raw beauty of nature and is often fondly referred to as the 'Little Kashmir'. A gateway to Himalayan Range, this town also serves as the stop over for pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarover.

Best Time : April to June, October to December

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20. Chaukori, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Patal Bhubaneshwari | Nakuleshwar Temple | Arjuneshwar Shiva Temple

The bowl-shaped town of Chaukori, located in the state of Uttaranchal, is nestled within the Himalayas at the height of over 2010 meters above sea level. As a tourist destination, it offers many beautifully breathtaking views– be it the lusciously green tea gardens, or the majestic snow-capped peaks of Nanda Devi and Panchachuli, the peaceful sunrise and sunsets, and the bejewelled night skies with the light of a million stars.

Best Time : October to March

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21. Devprayag, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda | Raghunathji Temple | Chandrabadani temple

Marked by the confluence point of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, Devprayag is a religious hub and is quite popular among tourists coming for pilgrimage or seeking some solitude close to nature.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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22. Champawat, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Banasur ka Kila | Baleshwar Temple | Lohaghat

A gripping journey of self exploration and challenging terrain, Champawat is not your usual retreat. You'll be pushed to your physical and mental limits, because this place gives you a lot to explore, without having to deal with any over intrusive and money gobbling guides around.

Best Time : October to June

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23. Rudra Prayag, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Augustmuni | Koteshwar Mahadev temple | Ukhimath

Lying at the confluence of River Alaknanda and River Mandakini, Rudraprayag is a sacred place regarded as one of the Panch Prayags and place of great religious significance. Settled in Uttarakhand, this beautiful town is full of mysterious charm and the spiritual vibes that will calm your senses.

Best Time : April to December

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24. Joshimath, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Ropeway | Ghangaria | Nanda Devi National Park

Joshimath is a quaint hill town nestled amid the lap of snow-capped Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. This valley is mesmerizingly beautiful surrounded on all sides by picturesque views. If a good trekking trail is your calling, the Valley of Flowers Trek is close to Joshimath.

Best Time : April to November

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25. Gaumukh, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Gaumukh Trek

One of the holiest lands in Uttarakhand, Gaumukh is thronged by devotees mainly for its serenity and pious mythological history. Gaumukh is not exactly a tourist town or city, but a glacial trekking destination located within Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Best Time : February to September

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26. Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Lake Naukuchiatal | Boating, Naukuchiatal | Bhimtal Lake

Naukuchiatal, a small picturesque lake village is a destination for those who seek quietude and tranquility beneath the shade of pure nature. As the name of the place suggests, this place is mainly known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km in length and 40 m deep.

Best Time : April to June, September to November

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27. Abbott Mount, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Pancheshwar | Lohaghat | Mayawati Ashram

A quaint old town, where one can feel and witness the charm of a bygone era through a marvelous church and 13 isolated cottages dotted across the hill.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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28. Tungnath, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Tungnath Temple | Chandrashila | Deoria Tal

If spirituality is on your mind and on your itinerary as well, Tungnath is just your kind of place. It is an ancient holy town more than 1000 years old and is popular among pilgrims and devotees. It comprises of Alaknanda and Mandakini river valleys or 'Lord of Peaks' as they are referred to.

Best Time : April to November

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29. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand - Serene valley of Flowers

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Known For : Hemkund Sahib | Valley of Flowers National Park | Nanda Devi National Park

Valley of Flowers is located in Chamoli district (near Badrinath) of Uttarakhand, approximately 300 km to the north of Rishikesh. This is a picturesque national park, gracing the beauty of Western Himalayas.  Valley of flowers was discovered in 1931 and is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks.

Best Time : May to October

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30. Harsil, Uttarakhand

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Known For : Dharali | Mukhwas Village | Sattal

Harsil, still lesser known to tourists, is a perfect getaway for those in quest of peace and solitude. Nestled amid Himalayas and dense cover of pine and deodar with River Bhagirathi gurgling across the area, Harsil is a complete package for vacation makers.

Best Time : April to October

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